Our broken politics
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Nepal, Oct. 1 -- When the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) announced their alliance on the eve of the parliamentary elections in 2017, I for one had no illusions of what the combined might of these two parties would accomplish once in power. The feeling of foreboding only deepened after they completely decimated the other parties at the federal and provincial levels. Granted that the scale of the victory of what was to become the Nepal Communist Party was a result mainly due to the fecklessness of the Nepali Congress leadership, then in government, but also of the disarray the other political forces were in. And, of course, a gullible electorate taken in by the impossibly tall promises made by the country's two major communist forces....
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